Boa Vista Island - Cape Verde
A Piece of Sahara
in the Atlantic Ocean

Relaxation and adventure waiting for you on the white sandy island Boa Vista.

Boa Vista is a flat and sandy island influenced by the strong and dry Sahara winds. A fantastic landscape, specially in the Northern and Western parts of the island, with their wandering dunes and extensive palm tree oases gave the island its nickname “Sahara in the Atlantic”.

The island is surrounded by long white and sandy beaches that sometimes can reach 22km, like the Santa Monica beach in the southwest and Praia de Chaves in the west. The friendly and charming people of Boa Vista complete the good feeling!

With a only 20 minutes flight from Sal, the island has been slowly developed to become the second largest touristic centrum from Cape Verde. The most individual hotels and small pensions are located in the main town Sal Rei, which was found in the 19 hundreds. Spacious colonial buildings still remember the prosperous times, when Boa Vista was the head courter of salt and wool in Cape Verde. In the other parts of the island bigger Hotels such as RIU and Iberostar have been constructed.

If you are lucky you can see whales and dolphins passing bye at Praia das Gatas. We also recommend excursions trough the wonderful dunes and fields.

Help and support the sea turtle patrols!

Schildkrötenpatrouille bei der ArbeitAlmost 90% of the nest-activities of sea turtles on  Cape Verde will be held on the island of Boa Vista. Sea turtles are hardly threaten on the Islands! Therefore we support „SOS Tartarugas“, a local  aid project. The organisations' main tasks are sensitization of the locals and nocturnal beach-patrols to avoid egg-thefts and dispatches of sea turtles. 

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